HAVE YOU EVER HAD THE feeling that someone was following you? Well, I live with that feeling, because there actually is someone following me. I'm different from most people, and I've always known that, because sometimes weird stuff happens. And this “weird stuff” always seems to be situated around me, but I try incredibly hard to hide it, because I want nothing more than to fit in.
"Where is your head at tonight, Fly?" I cocked my head up at the sound of Jesse's smooth voice.
"Sorry," I smiled sheepishly before the face of my loyal boyfriend of twelve months. Actually, it was officially our one year anniversary tonight. And that's why we had both snuck out of home (which ironically enough was right next door from each other) at three o'clock in the morning, to have a romantic picnic under the stars, down by the lake. "I keep doing that lately." My tone was apologetic, but really it was hard to focus on such a beautiful night, and along with that itching feeling that I was supposed to be doing something—it became impossible to focus! However, no matter how hard I tried to recall where I was supposed to be, it felt right to be here.
Jesse kissed my forehead, as he popped open a bottle of beer. Actually it was his sixth and counting. He wasn't normally the alcoholic type, but he wasn't exactly the non-alcoholic type either. I guess he was something in between—just like me. Well, I was another case alltogether.
That’s when a quick flash of light caught my attention, and I jumped up automatically, totally ignoring Jesse and the fact that we had organised to lose our virginity to each other tonight. "Holy bejesus," I felt my eyes widen. "Did you see that?" I spoke while sliding on my shoes, but my eyes were still glued on the travelling light, as I did up the buttons on my white blouse.
Okay, so it was too big to be a shooting star, and too small to be a comet. In fact, that looked suspiciously like an aeroplane. Sex will just have to wait! I was almost certain a plane was about to crash into the woods nearby the lake, but where was the boom? Things were far too quiet, and all the while Jesse was staring at me like I was some kind of goober. I only vaguely heard my boyfriend’s exasperated sigh, before I dashed off into the woods, and he was completely out of listening range.
For some reason, I was drawn to this encounter, like it was magnetically pulling me in. And as though my body had no say in the matter, my feet chased after that bright, burning light as it crashed toward the ground. My hair flew in my face, along with bugs, while I ran toward the pretty light like a roadrunner on heat. There was simply no time to wait for a slowpoke like Jesse, but what I found changed my life forever.